Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why finding work is hard for me

The simple answer most people around me don't want to hear is that I'm over 50 years old.

I uploaded my resume and applied for work at these sites for years, but I think 35 is the new cutoff point where employees are less and less desirable as they get older.
Despite my stellar qualifications, exemplary military service record and grade point average and my not having any kind of criminal record, Nobody wants me. I even applied for a dish washing job at MCL and never heard back.

If I didn't have the support of my family I would be dead by now, but thing may be looking up now. No wait, the following article was from June of 2016:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Are H-1B workers taking minimum wage jobs in the U.S. for less?

Photo by Steve Rhodes
Guess What! The employment numbers in the United States are looking great! Care to wager why?

I walked into a Panda Express the other day and I saw not a single American worker. It was completely clear that English was their second language. There was a sign on the door that said "We're Hiring" too. This was Springfield, Illinois.

American students are still in school until the last week of May, what are they going to find when they get out? What will happen to the H1B visa workers who were temporarily hired? Well I think there are some differences in the pay work H1B visa workers and American workers.

If the State of Illinois passes a $15 per hour minimum wage hike, will business owners simply jump through the H1B loophole and hire outside workers at a lower rate, leaving Americans out of work?

It doesn't sound very patriotic, but since lawmakers seem willing to pass this law, it seems obvious that a huge loophole exists for business owners which they will execute and then laugh their asses off at unemployed Americans.

How much of the employment report put out by the DOL actually consists of foreign workers and are unemployed Americans even counted anymore? I wish I had time to find this out just now but I have to run off to a Lobby Day for Moms Demand Action this morning.

I'll just have to leave this here for now:



Friday, May 27, 2016

Robot Minimum Wage Workers

Business who happily replace minimum wage workers with robots probably won't need to worry about local tax increases needed to subsidize unemployment, low-income nutrition and housing programs. That comes out of the pockets of the franchise owners.

Businesses really have two choices: They can know to whom their money goes when they pay a living wage, or they can not know to whom their money goes by paying higher taxes.

They complain about government regulation and taxation, but they can't understand that they and their predecessors earned it through their avarice.

Now about Wendy's:

Friday, December 04, 2015

Gun Violence is Gun Violence No Matter How You Define the Word 'Mass!'


MASS SHOOTINGS OR NOT, GUN VIOLENCE IS STILL GUN VIOLENCE
The Patriot Post
Now keep in mind the difference in population between the countries listed.

Reason.com
A comparison between sources with different definitions of what is considered a mass shooting. Finally, without directly mentioning a correllation, the article alludes to economic conditions as a major driver of violence.

Washington Examiner
Same Talking Points as Reason.com

NBC News
The Washington Examiner claims the press is citing ShootingTracker.com but NBC is citing the F.B.I.

Gun Violence Archive
While the Right and the Left Quibble over the definition of 'mass shooting' and blame each-other for distorting facts, it just doesn't matter because gun violence is still gun violence.


Live Science
The CDC and NIH are banned from conducting research into gun violence.
The Left and the Right are accusing each-other of distorting the facts when it comes to mass shootings or mass murder, but it's still gun violence, so stop deliberately distracting us.

Mass shootings can be divided into five basic classes; foreign political agents, naturalized citizen sympathizers of foreign causes, religious zealots, revolutionaries and the mentally ill, I don't know where Ted Nugent fits in, but it's definitely one or both of the last two categories.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Why I'm Incredulous of Polls and Union Endorsements


Fortune
Article cites Bloomberg politics polls, not the rate of campaign cash donations.

Los Angeles Timmes
Union leaders seem to be ignoring their members cries for supporting Bernie Sanders

In These Times
Examples of grass-roots union support for Bernie Sanders

U.S. News
A Union President chose Hillary over Bernie because "we need to win."

Forbes
Small donors are far from reaching their contribution limits, and they can donate again.

Open Secrets
Look how much cash Bernie Sanders has raised so far.
When I saw the headline at Fortune, I had to do some digging and sure enough, the media is relying on polling data, because after all, polls can tell you what you want to hear if you know who to ask.

Other media outlets are glomming onto the the counter-intuitive union endorsement of Hillary Clinton, who hasn't really been fighting for labor as much as Bernie Sanders.

One union leader said he personally loved Bernie but endorsed Hillary because he thought she had a better chance of winning, but the media and the union leadership cannot see the groundswell of support for Bernie coming from the rank-and-file.

It appears the media are presupposing a Clinton advantage based on the assumption that union leaders held a vote among the members. I couldn't find the rules for endorsing candidates, but The Daily Caller reported that Bernie and Hillary met with union leaders in a private meeting. which suggests that the rank-and-file union members don't have much of a voice in the matter.